Stars Rumors & News

  • Could skilled defenseman John Klingberg make the Dallas Stars opening roster?

    Dallas Morning News "John Klingberg made use of his obvious skill to execute a subtle play Saturday in the Stars’ intrasquad scrimmage. The slick defenseman dribbled the puck off the boards near the right point and maneuvered around two opponents to push possession safely into the corner of the offensive zone and..." September 21

  • Val Nichushkin nursing groin injury

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars opened training camp at Fort Worth Convention Center Friday with a morning practice session followed by a lively scrimmage. Group A had the practice session, and the big news was that winger Valeri Nichushkin left late in the session with a sore groin. Stars coach Lindy Ruff said..." September 20

  • Stars GM Jim Nill showing patience with unsigned Cody Eakin, Brenden Dillon thanks to organization's depth

    Dallas Morning News "Since he became general manager in 2013, Jim Nill has been very clear about his approach to the Stars. He wanted to build a culture of winning, he identified areas of need and added key centers, and he helped build depth and cultivate the youth of the organization. And now, with training camp..." September 19

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Brett Ritchie suffered a finger injury, not expected to play rest of tournament. Going Dallas to have it checked out as precaution.

  • Modano thinks Seguin will top his career-high 93 points

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s easy to say that Mike Modano can be proud of the career he had. On Nov. 17, he will officially be inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside a trio of other greats from his era in Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek, and Rob Blake. But when Modano looks at Tyler Seguin, he sees a player that is..." September 07

  • Stars GM on signing Jason Spezza to an extension: 'I think it's going to happen'

    Dallas Morning News "Stars GM Jim Nill held an "Ask the GM" segment on the Stars official website earlier this month. Here are some highlights from the interview. On if the team is a Stanley Cup contender: “Stanley Cup contending teams are teams that make the playoffs. The NHL has changed. The parity in the..." August 19

  • Should Dallas be worried about its ‘Zoolander’ defense?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars revamped their offense and have No. 1 goalie Kari Lehtonen locked up for some time, which only seems to shine a brighter light on what’s believed to be their biggest weakness: team defense. The Stars front office seems confident that they’ll improve from within after a quiet..." August 16

  • Stars putting their hopes in Lehtonen

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars have high aspirations for this season, but whether or not they can actually succeed in being a serious Stanley Cup contender will be largely dependent on their goaltending. The Stars defense doesn’t look like a Cup-caliber group, so they’ll need goaltender Kari Lehtonen to help..." August 09

  • Bar has been set high for Nichushkin

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill acquired Tyler Seguin, he was giving the team one of the best young duos in hockey. Seguin and Jamie Benn combined to score 71 goals and 163 points in their first season together. More often than not, rookie Valeri Nichushkin was playing alongside them and while he..." August 09

  • Stars owner guilty of breaking environmental laws in Canada

    Kamploops This Week "Tom Gaglardi broke federal environmental laws while renovating his waterfront Kamloops Lake vacation home in 2010, a judge has ruled. The 47-year-old owner of the Kamloops Blazers and the NHL’s Dallas Stars, who is also the head of Northland Properties, was found guilty in Kamloops provincial..." August 09

  • Stars are ‘way less unprofitable’ than they used to be

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s no question the Dallas Stars are on their way back to respectability when it comes to their on-ice performance. After five straight missed postseasons, they finally made it back to the playoffs in 2013-14. And with Jason Spezza on board for 2014-15, some believe they’ve become legitimate..." August 08

  • Stars GM Jim Nill big on using advanced statistics "If you're an avid follower of hockey pundits on Twitter, or just the game in general, you probably know that hardly a day goes by without an impassioned debate regarding the validity and use of advanced statistics. It's not unlike the debate that flooded baseball over decades culminating in the..." August 01

  • Dallas Stars Re-Sign Forward Scott Glennie "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that forward Scott Glennie has been re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Glennie, 23, concluded his third full season with the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the..." August 01

  • Former NHLer confesses to robbing two banks in Quebec

    CJAD "A former NHL player has been sent to prison for 30 months after confessing to a pair of bank robberies on the South Shore. 39-year old Patrick Cote caught the eye of police in May when the car he was driving broke down in Candiac. When the patrol officers realized the car had been reported..." July 23

  • Dallas Stars Agree To Terms With Forward Antoine Roussel "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Antoine Roussel on a four-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Roussel, 24, concluded his second season with the Dallas Stars, earning career highs during the..." July 22

  • Roussel, Stars set arbitration targets

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars are going to hope forward Antoine Roussel isn’t as much of an agitator in the court room as he is on the ice. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports Roussel has asked for $2.35 million in arbitration and the Stars have countered with $1.15 million. The 24-year-old Frenchman is..." July 20

  • Stars sign top draft pick Honka to 3-year contract

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Defenseman Julius Honka signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars, the team announced Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 18-year-old Honka was the Stars’ first-round pick, 14th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft. He had 56 points (16 goals, 40 assists) in 62..." July 16

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #stars signed their 1st pick in 2014 Julius Honka. ELS contract. 3 years at $925 000 (2 way) #tvasports

  • Stars prospect Shore explains choosing NCAA over juniors

    Pro Hockey Talk "During his days as a 16-year-old in the OJHL, Dallas Stars prospect Devin Shore felt like he was being overpowered by more physically mature opponents. That was one of the driving forces behind his decision to taking the slower development route of playing in the NCAA rather than continuing his..." July 13

  • Peverley upbeat about recovery, but future’s still uncertain "It was March 10 when Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during the first period of a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at American Airlines Center and was rushed to a hospital for treatment of what doctors described as a cardiac event. Thursday, four months after the..." July 13

  • Dallas Stars Re-Sign Cameron Gaunce to a One-Year Contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Cameron Gaunce to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gaunce, 24, skated in nine regular-season games with Dallas this season, posting nine shots, seven penalty..." July 12

  • Stars will do nothing on defense this summer; Jim Nill says it's all part of his plan

    Dallas Morning News "Like a wine stain on a wedding gown, the Stars’ defense still has many fans seeing red. While general manager Jim Nill put some zing in his second line and added an admirable project at backup goalie this week, he didn’t touch the defense. That’s right, nothing. And haven’t you been hearing for..." July 06

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    I'm hearing Antoine Roussel and Cameron Gaunce have filed for arbitration. Stars will still negotiate and try to come to deal beforehand.

  • Vernon Fiddler spurns better offers, re-signs with Stars to partake in Jim Nill's makeover

    Dallas Morning News "Vernon Fiddler took less money Wednesday to come back to the Dallas Stars, and that’s what the “culture” of Jim Nill’s makeover can create. “Honestly, I had better offers. But I wanted to stay with this team and finish the job,” Fiddler said after signing a two-year deal that will pay him $1..." July 03

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    Dan Rosen @drosennhl

    Jim Nill announces on conference call the Stars signed Patrick Eaves to a 1-yr contract.

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Stars agree with back-up goalie Anders Lindback to one-year deal.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Ales Hemsky has agreed to terms with the Dallas Stars

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    DAL trades Alec Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and 2nd round pick in 2015 to OTT for Jason Spezza and Ludvig Karlsson. #TSN

  • Stars never seriously involved in possible Jason Spezza trade at draft, but could be 'serious option' now

    Dallas Morning News "It's well-known that the Stars are in the market for another center, and the biggest name on the market remains Ottawa's Jason Spezza. The Stars inquired about a trade for Spezza at the draft but the discussions didn't lead anywhere and Ottawa looked elsewhere. The Senators reportedly had a..." June 30

  • Dallas Stars add young blueliners to talent stockpile

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Stars took six defensemen with their eight picks Saturday in Rounds 2-7 of the NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The moves came a day after the Stars selected defenseman Julius Honka with their first-round pick. “It was just kind of how the draft worked out. It..." June 29

  • Stars called about trading for Joe Thornton, Jason Spezza but neither player interested

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Stars are expected to be very busy this offseason and throughout the summer. General manager Jim Nill said he’d like to add a piece or two to his forward group but did not divulge his specific targets. Now, ESPN is reporting Nill has talked to the San Jose Sharks about center Joe..." June 29

  • Dallas Stars select young Finn with 14th overall pick

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "While the pile of young defensive talent is large in the Dallas Stars’ organization, defensive talent with a right-handed shot was hard to come by last season. The Stars beefed up that area by taking Julius Honka with the 14th overall pick in the first round of Friday’s NHL Draft in..." June 28

  • Paul Stastny update: Avs still in mix; Dallas Stars reportedly join suitors

    Denver Post "I’ll keep this brief: All I can really report, on the meeting between Joe Sakic and Paul Stastny’s agent, Matt Keator, today is this: the sides are still talking and will continue to talk into the weekend. I’m not going to make any predictions ON how this ends up. To me, it’s a fluid situation..." June 28

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Modano anxiously awaiting decision of Hall of Fame voters

    Dallas Morning News "Mike Modano has been on the edge of anticipation lately. His wife Allison is due to give birth to twins in about a month, and oh yeah, there’s this little Hockey Hall of Fame announcement that’s schedule to come out Monday. “It’s the last one, and it’s the biggest,” Modano said of the honors..." June 23

  • Rich Peverley working hard, looking forward to presenting at NHL Awards Tuesday

    Dallas Morning News "Rich Peverley is working hard and trying to get himself to a place where he could return to the NHL ice, but he said he really doesn’t know when or if he might be able to play hockey again. “It’s a process, and there are a lot of steps,” said Peverley, the Stars forward who collapsed on the..." June 19

  • What is the Dallas Stars' answer at goalie behind Kari Lehtonen?

    Dallas Morning News "Studying each team’s goaltenders in the playoffs reveals a few examples to follow. So should the Stars be keeping tabs? With Kari Lehtonen having four years left at an average salary of $5.9 million — making him the team’s highest-paid player — there seems little that can be changed at the..." June 01

  • Dallas Stars Sign Forward Gemel Smith to Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that forward Gemel Smith has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Smith, 20, registered a career-best 75 points (37-38=75) in 69 regular-season games during the 2013-14..." June 01

  • Another blockbuster? Stars GM Jim Nill: 'There could be a lot of moves' at NHL Draft

    Dallas Morning News "Stars general manager Jim Nill is no stranger to making big trades. After all, he swung a deal for Tyler Seguin last summer when he was just two months into the job. This year, Nill thinks there will be plenty of opportunities to make a big move at the draft if he so desires. "Some teams..." May 26

  • Center depth 'a priority' says Stars GM Jim Nill; How they can fix problem

    Dallas Morning News "Like a lot of situations Jim Nill deals with, his pursuit of a second-line center this summer is going to be tricky. The Stars’ general manager has to manage salary cost, contract term, cost of possible prospects in trades and expectations of in-house talent. Is the best solution to give a..." May 25

  • Dallas Stars Sign Goaltender Henri Kiviaho to a Three-year Contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Henri Kiviaho to a three-year entry level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kiviaho, 20, split the season between KalPa of Finland's SM-Liiga and their Junior A program. In..." May 24

  • Panthers sign Grimaldi; Stars sign Lindell "The Florida Panthers on Wednesday agreed to an entry-level contract with forward Rocco Grimaldi. Grimaldi, 21, comes off a season in which he led the University of North Dakota with 17 goals and 22 assists as it reached the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals. He was named MVP of the NCAA Midwest..." May 07

  • Dallas Stars assistant coach accused of assaulting girlfriend during dispute last week

    Dallas Morning News "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill has released a statement regarding Assistant Coach James Patrick’s arrest. “We’re aware of the incident and have spoken to James regarding the matter. We’re confident that the authorities will find an appropriate resolution to the situation. We will have no..." May 07

  • Whitney may be at the end of the road at age 42

    Edmonton Journal "While Jaromir Jagr rolls along — hockey is his life, he has no family concerns and they may have to cut the skates off him — this might be it for fellow 42-year-old Ray Whitney, the only pick from the Eric Lindros’s 1991 NHL draft year still playing. Jagr, who seems oblivious to what it says on..." May 05

  • Tyler Seguin shakes off playoff struggles at locker clean out day

    Dallas Morning News "Stars forward Tyler Seguin ranked fourth in the NHL in points this season, but mustered three this postseason and has four goals total in his last three playoff runs (two of which were with Boston). While he and Ruff have admitted Seguin felt frustration, Seguin shook it off Tuesday. "When..." April 30

  • The impossible situation facing Rich Peverley

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Stars officially concluded their 2013-'14 season with a team photo and exit interviews, but no one player on their team - and maybe the entire NHL - faces a more uncertain, and scarier, offseason than Rich Peverley. Peverley, 31, is signed for one more season with the Stars at $3.25..." April 29

  • Ducks' 5-4 victory over Stars send them to second round

    Los Angeles Times "Nick Bonino has been a part of 28 comeback wins with the Ducks this season. Sunday night was the steepest — and most significant — yet. Bonino lifted the Ducks to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars as top-seeded Anaheim clinched a demanding first-round Western Conference playoff..." April 28

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    Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl

    Ray Whitney will not be in the line up for Stars in Game 6 vs Anaheim Ducks. #TSN

  • He said it: Lindy Ruff gushes about Jamie Benn

    Dallas Morning News "There’s been lots of talk about Jamie Benn during this playoff series, but Lindy Ruff had a lengthy quote about the Stars captain this morning. Ruff was asked what he knew about Benn before coming to Dallas. “I didn’t know a lot about 90 percent of the players, which was the exciting part..." April 27

  • Ryan Garbutt fined for spearing Corey Perry in Game 5 loss "Ryan Garbutt received a little supplemental discipline to go with his five-minute major and game misconduct for spearing Corey Perry on Friday night. The Stars forward was fined the specific amount of $1,474.36 for the incident, the league announced on Saturday. The odd number is the maximum..." April 27